Advertised Vacancy Number: IPS/SA745906
This is a permanent full-time position commencing Term 3, 2022
Are you a dedicated school leader seeking to empower every student to strive to achieve?
Denmark Senior High School (SHS) is an Independent Public School seeking to appoint a highly competent and enthusiastic Head of Learning Area – Practicals to join their senior leadership team.
The successful applicant will assume immediate responsibility for building a collaborative and cohesive team comprised of the Health & Physical Education and Technologies Learning Areas.
The successful applicant will ideally be committed to leading high levels of student engagement, academic and personal achievement in a supportive environment where success is celebrated. Aligned with the strategic direction of the school, the successful applicant should ideally have strong knowledge and experience of leading high impact teaching and learning strategies within the context of a positive learning environment. Adopting inclusive practices, you will ideally show your capacity to lead cross-curricula priorities that ensure all students achieve strong academic and personal growth.
Key to this role is that the successful applicant has the capacity to build productive working relationships with students, staff and the community; be curious about learning and about learners; be invested in the school; and be reflective of yourself and your practice. The successful applicant will ideally be innovative and plan strategically to lead a learning culture that strengthens the capacity of their team to enact the school’s Business Plan. You should possess excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
Denmark SHS is an Approved Specialist Program – Basketball school and has a long history of success in Outdoor Education, both land and water. For this reason, the business needs of the school mean it is desirable that the successful applicant has a strong background in Health and Physical Education, with a capacity to extend their leadership to the Technologies Learning Area.
Denmark SHS is located in the Shire of Denmark within the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Built on its current site in 2000, the school is set on 19 hectares of land one kilometre east of the town centre. The school provides a comprehensive Year 7 to 12 secondary school education. At Denmark SHS, our commitment to supporting our students to ‘strive to achieve’ is embedded in everything we do. Our three key priorities work together to create the conditions for our students to thrive – student success; teaching excellence; and health and wellbeing.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our school for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work-related requirements:
- Capacity to provide effective leadership in a diverse range of educational settings.
- High level of interpersonal and public relations skills that demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships to achieve planned outcomes.
- Professional knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to ensure a high level of educational outcomes for all students (e.g. Aboriginal students, students from diverse ethnic backgrounds and students with special needs).
- Capacity to manage staff, physical and financial resources.
Applications will be assessed against the work-related requirements of the position. The business needs of the school may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
Further information about Denmark Senior High School can be found by visiting www.denmarkshs.wa.edu.au or Schools Online.
For further job-related information:
You are encouraged to contact Kath Ward, Principal, for further information about this employment opportunity, including information about living and working in Denmark, by telephoning (08) 9848 0100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A four (4) page statement addressing the Work-Related Requirements, in context of the role and business needs of the branch.
- A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position.
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and Training Requirements
Employees will be required to:
- Hold a recognised qualification in teaching and be currently registered or eligible for registration to teach in Western Australia;
- Obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment;
- Obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check;
- Complete the Department’s Aboriginal Cultural Appreciation course;
- Complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement;
- Complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy;
- Complete the Department’s training in Accountability and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment; and
- Provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy.
Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA. Employees working in, or attending school sites are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the policy. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au).
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4:30pm (WST) on Tuesday, 24 May 2022.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED